Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicUpper caste quota

Topic: Upper caste quota

Modi pushes upper caste quota ahead of Lok Sabha polls, but where are the jobs?

Research suggests India is experiencing jobless growth and is failing to create secure, high-quality employment for its citizens.

Can reservation help BJP get the upper caste vote in Lok Sabha elections?

The rise of BJP as the number one party is an outcome of the strong support it received from the upper castes over the last three decades.

30 OBCs who cleared 2017 UPSC exam not given services for ‘hiding their high income’

‘Creamy layer’ OBC candidates are not entitled to reservation, according to a 1990 SC ruling.

BJP’s 10 per cent reservation for upper castes is votebank politics, but will face legal issues

Implementation of the vote-catching decision, finalised by the Union Cabinet Monday, will require deft political maneuvering.

Why Modi government’s quota move may not yield the results it wants

Seen as an attempt to consolidate upper caste votes, experts call the reservation move an over-ambitious project to embark on just before the elections.

Cabinet approves 10% quota in education, jobs for economically weaker in general category

People with annual income below Rs 8 lakh and have up to five acres of land are expected to receive the benefit of the reservation.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
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Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.